William is a boy in Margot’s class, and he acts as a ringleader for the other students. Because he is jealous of Margot’s experiences, he discredits her when she talks about the sun and tries to provoke her into fighting with him. William vents his frustration by getting the other children to help him lock Margot in a closet during the brief time that the sun is out.
William Quotes in All Summer in a Day
The All Summer in a Day quotes below are all either spoken by William or refer to William. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam edition of All Summer in a Day published in 1990.).
All Summer in a Day Quotes
Then, for the first time, she turned and looked at him. And what she was waiting for was in her eyes. "Well, don’t wait around here!" cried the boy savagely. "You won’t see nothing!" Her lips moved.
William Character Timeline in All Summer in a Day
The timeline below shows where the character William appears in All Summer in a Day. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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